Director, Education, Child Labor and Youth (USAID Experience Required)

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    3 weeks ago
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    Educations, Management and Strategy, Social and Inclusive Development, Youth and Adolescence
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Position Title: Director, Child Labor & Education Location: Remote or US Office-based Department: Human Rights, Education, and Empowerment (HREE) POSITION SUMMARY Position Overview: The Director, Education, Child Labor and Youth is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the education and child labor portfolio and leads the overall technical, financial, and operational performance of projects in the portfolio. Under functional and regular supervision of the Associate Vice President of HREE, this role will oversee quality project implementation, support proactive new business development and strategic growth, and supervise, develop, and manage a dynamic home office team within Winrock’s international the practice area. The Director will work closely with the HREE expanded management team and Program Delivery to ensure consistent project management practices are applied across the HREE portfolio, allocate and align resources within the team for new business efforts and develop mechanisms for shared learning and healthy habits among project teams. As a senior member of the HREE group, the Director, Education, Child Labor and Youth will substantively contribute to strategic planning, personnel management, and new and ongoing Global Programs’ and organization-wide initiatives. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Major Responsibilities Oversee Quality Project Implementation: Provide consistent direction and advisory support to home office Education, Child Labor, and Youth project staff to ensure accountability for project technical, financial, operational, and implementation excellence. Utilize 4Score, Quarterly Project Reviews, and internal Winrock tools to guide assessment of project performance, inform plans for improvement, and identify best practices for broader dissemination. Work with the Senior Technical Advisor for Education in HREE and with the MERLA team in Winrock to identify, document, and promote technical best practices in project implementation for future project design under new business efforts, internal learning, and external dissemination and positioning for business growth. Build and maintain relationships with current donors in the portfolio through quarterly calls with portfolio project donors, oversee and/or lead relationship management with local and international partners, and discuss or present education, child labor and youth portfolio relevant content to prospective new donors. Coordinate and consult with Program Delivery, Operations, and Risk and Compliance groups to identify, document, and promote operational and financial best practices in project implementation. Conduct monthly meetings with Management unit to discuss overall project performance and identify tools and/or support needed for project teams to improve performance. Solicit regular support and guidance from Program Delivery to optimize team performance. Represent Winrock at education, child labor, and/or youth industry events or conferences (e.g. CIES, BEC etc.) and maximize Winrock participation in these events with presentations and other dissemination efforts. Support and Lead Proactive New Business Development Support and grow HREE new business development by surfacing and recommending opportunities, leading proposals, and/or serving as a technical lead, lead writer, contributor, or reviewer where applicable. Participate in new business related meetings, help lead decisions on whether to pursue specific new business opportunities related to education, child labor and/or youth; and identify unit human resources for proposal teams and provide or secure mentorship for staff where appropriate and needed. Conduct periodic meetings with critical USAID bureaus and operating units, Department of Labor as well as other prospective donors for the education, child labor and youth porfolio Represent Winrock at external events, nationally and internationally, and position Winrock for expanded work in education, child labor, and youth and other possible growth technical areas. Build an Effective Education, Child Labor and Youth Team Supervise home office-based project staff through weekly project check-ins and quarterly staff performance check-ins, and an annual performance review including a focus on professional development, technical and project management skills-building, contributions to new business opportunities and healthy habits. Meet monthly with the expanded management team to discuss professional development needs, personnel management issues, and staff spotlights to promote recognition of individual or team efforts. Serve as a champion for Winrock’s Core Values in managing the education, child labor and youth team, including clear and regular assessment and accountability mechanisms. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required. Master’s Degree in international development, education, or relevant field preferred. Experience: 10 years of experience in project management and new business development for USAID and other international donor-funded programs, with demonstrated experience managing direct reports. Computer/Technical Skills: Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams). Communication Skills: Exceptional communication skills (written and oral). Experience using professional social media platforms to promote portfolio desirable. . Language: English required. Foreign language capabilities preferred. Required Travel: Ability to travel up to 30% time Position-Specific Skills: Managing a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment, history of achieving results even in the face of obstacles, and experience managing staff. Experience leading, writing, or managing donor applications/proposals. Demonstrated team building, management, and interpersonal skills to inspire and build staff capacity and foster coordination and cooperation. Proven program planning, budgeting financial analysis, and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of USAID and USDOL rules and regulations. International implementation / field experience preferred. Must not require sponsorship to work in the US. As a condition of employment at Winrock, all US-based Winrock staff, regardless of location must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Winrock offers competitive pay and an excellent benefits package. Winrock is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and value diversity and inclusiveness. Winrock recruits, employs, trains, promotes and compensates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. At Winrock we have a clear mission: Empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources through unwavering dedication to accountability, equity, innovation, integrity and transformation. Winrock knows that its success comes from the hard work and steadfast dedication of its diverse workforce. Winrock remains committed to maintaining diversity, inclusion and equity across the entire organization